Photo by the talented Justin Hackworth 🙂
So happy to have these photos of us in New York.
Dear readers – this ‘Love Story’ is really just getting going. I mean, it’s been what, 4 weeks since we met by email? And now this…
Oh my goodness, you are the very definition of lovely! Thank you for all your emails! People keep telling me they can tell how well I’m doing and how happy I am. I certainly am so happy.
Mara, everything is working out wonderfully, better than either of us ever even hoped we could hope! Be confident in the fact that I love you, in a purer sense than I have ever previously felt/known, as I am confident that you love me. I have every desire and intention to make you my wife (yep, you just read that!) Nothing could make me happier. I said in my email last night that I couldn’t possibly be happier unless I imagined myself a few months down the road, but then I realized that’s exactly why I couldn’t be happier, because I see what’s a few months down the road, and it’s you and me. I’ve happily resigned to the idea/fact that THIS IS HAPPENING! It’s as if I’m enjoying RIGHT NOW the happiness that I know is inevitably coming, or that I get to borrow some portion of the Godly ability of having all things before me, past, present, and future, and so I get to feel right now a portion of what WILL BE because it already IS. Does that even make sense? I kind of feel like you and I are so happy now because deep down we already know this is the most amazing thing to happen to us yet, and it’s only going to get better.
So…Mara, my love, just give in…let go of the worry, embrace what this is NOW, and be confident that the NOW is just a hint of what is in store for you and me – together!
Is that bold??? You bet it is! But it is a boldness built not on naivete or physical affection or misleading emotions, but a boldness built on a sure foundation of total and complete mutual respect and love for the things in life that REALLY MATTER, and a genuine and pure love for each other. That’s exactly what this is, Mara, and we just better get used to it – cause there isn’t one ounce of me that says this isn’t sticking around. I am way too in love!
If for some reason you have difficulties focusing the rest of the day after this email….well I’m just returning the favor for what you do to me. 🙂 You are the best thing…!
P.S. Will someone make a movie of this? I am telling you, it was that magical. Better than “You’ve Got Mail.” 🙂